Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Editor(s): Saifudin Rashiq, Donald Schopflocher, Paul Taenzer, Egon Jonsson

Print ISBN: 9783527323821

Online ISBN: 9783527622665

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622665

Series Editor(s): Egon Jonsson

Author Biography

About the Author

Paul Taenzer is the co-founder of the Calgary Health Region Chronic Pain Centre and presently leads their evaluation team. He is the co-principal investigator of the Alberta HTA Chronic Pain Ambassador Project and serves as the treasurer of the Canadian Pain Society. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill University and has worked as a clinician and research in Calgary for most of his career.

Saifudin Rashiq is an academic anesthesiologist, and director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the University of Alberta Hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta. He obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham, UK and was a Fellow in Pain Medicine at the University of Washington's Multidisciplinary Pain Centre in Seattle His research interests include the use of opioid analgesics in chronic non-cancer pain, functional and quality of life measurements in chronic pain states and the epidemiology of chronic pain.

Donald Schopflocher trained initially as a research Psychologist, and worked from 1995 as a biostatistician in the Alberta government Health and Wellness Ministry. There he managed health survey data analysis and analyzed large administrative datasets for Health Surveillance purposes. He is now associate professor in the Faculty of Nursing School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, and a Fellow of the Institute of Health Economics.

Dr. Jonsson is director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics, and professor at the University of Alberta, Public Health Sciences. For 20 years he was a professor of Health Economics at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Jonsson was also director of the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU), worked for WHO Euro, was a Health Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Health in Hanoi, Vietnam. His main field of research has been in health economics: cost-effectiveness analysis, and health technology assessment. Jonsson has co-edited 2 well-selling Wiley-VCH titles during his SBU times, "Treating and Preventing Obesity" and "Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse".